Hampton Roads Oyster Gardening Seminars

New Gardeners

This year, due to COVID-19 social distancing measures, we are postponing our new gardener seminars until the fall. We will post the revised schedule to this page once it has been established.

NEW GARDENERS: Please read our New Gardeners web page before you register for a seminar.

We ask that that all new oyster gardeners attend one of our New Gardener Seminars in June before gardening their first year. The seminars will teach you how to maintain your oyster garden throughout the coming year. After the seminar you will receive spat-on-shell (baby oysters set on recycled shells) and two 18" x 9" cages to grow them in. We require a $25 fee for this system to offset program costs. Not sure whether or not oyster gardening is for you? Listen and learn for free and only pay if you decide to participate.

If you have questions regarding CBF's Oyster Gardening program please e-mail, OysterGardener@cbf.org or call 757-644-4125.

**Please wear gloves and relevant protective clothing while handling your oyster shells or float in order to prevent waterborne illness.**

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